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Compose key with XFCE

The compose key is very useful to type special letters that are not on keyboard (letters with accents for ex.):
compose+,+c = ç

There is no menu entry in the keyboard layout for the compose key in XFCE. You have to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and add it in the “InputDevice” section:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
Driver       "kbd"
Option      "CoreKeyboard"
Option      "XkbRules"      "xorg"
Option      "XkbModel"      "pc105"
Option      "XkbLayout"     "fr"
Option      "XkbOptions"    "lv3:ralt_switch, compose:rwin

Here I choose right win key. You can choose the one you want (lwin, ralt, caps…). Restart X with CTRL-ALT-Backspace.



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